Zurich - Exhibition

Hour Zero. Resignation and renewal in art

Kunsthaus Zürich

07 Jun 201922 Sep 2019

How did artists respond in their work to the historical rift created by Fascism and the Second World War? And how, between the end of the conflict and the mid-1950s, did they find new ways to give shape to existence – and indeed the existence of art itself? Examing developments in art between 1933 – a watershed year in history – and 1955, the exhibition Hour Zero. Resignation and renewal in art tries to answer the questions above by offering a prism of the Kunsthaus Collection.

With works by Serge Brignoni, Alberto Giacometti, Fritz Glarner, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Wols, Helen Dahm, Germaine Richier, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Nicolas de Staël, Jackson Pollock and others, the exhibition features European and North American pieces from the Kunsthaus Collection, including many from Switzerland.

A separate display presents the results of research into the origins of the works on paper acquired by the Kunsthaus for its Collection of Prints and Drawings between 1933 and 1950.

  • Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Douze Espaces, 1939, Image Courtesy of Kunsthaus Zürich.Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Douze Espaces, 1939, Image Courtesy of Kunsthaus Zürich.

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; wed, thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
1910

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Becker Christoph


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